Getting to Know Margaret Bastick Luce

The actress and businesswoman shares her current obsessions

Photo by Nick Mele

In the early 2000s, actress and model Margaret Bastick Luce’s go-to golf destination became her home. Originally from Westport, Connecticut, Luce now resides on the water in Jupiter, “where I am in my element,” she says. In addition to continuing to act in New York and Miami—she’s currently filming a pilot for a show shot on Florida’s west coast—Luce also enjoys success as co-founder of Favour, a CBD gum line, and the TorsoTrimmer, a piece of exercise and rehabilitation equipment. Luce, who is passionate about cars, horses, the arts, and mental health, is on the board of Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs (CARP) and the Fern House in West Palm Beach. Together with her husband and two children, she also enjoys vacationing in the Hamptons and Vail.


Style icon: Give me Cher at the Academy Awards in a see-through Bob Mackie any day. I love nothing more than personal expression and authenticity.

Signature accessory: My gold medallion of the Virgin of Guadalupe on a vintage Bulgari chain

Wardrobe essentials: A crisp white blouse, YSL cigarette pants, and patent leather stilettos, preferably Sergio Rossi

Ideal last meal: The entire room service menu at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris—in bed, of course

Beloved Palm Beach Bite: Ahi tuna tartare at Cafe L’Europe

Karaokes in the car to: “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Öyster Cult

Movies she’s seen more than 10 times: Le Mans, The Quiet Man, and A Man and a Woman

Next purchase: Hermès riding pants

Shops local at: Gypsy Life Surf Shop in West Palm Beach

Book she wishes she’d written: Some of My Lives: A Scrapbook Memoir by Rosamond Bernier. It chronicles the life of the art critic who was at the table with some of the most fascinating art figures.

Hidden talent: I am great with a crossbow and working on cars.

Collects: I love restoring Land Rover Defenders.

Next travel destinations: Ireland and Marbella, Spain

In her beach bag: Next Level Fitness Water, Golden 8 Crocodile Oil Body Lotion, La Prairie Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil SPF 50, fresh-cut watermelon, a paddleball, and an extra-large straw hat
Dream car: 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB California

Best advice: Stay in the light.

Dish worth every calorie: The BLT at The Bear’s Club

Signature drink: A tequila martini with a splash of grapefruit juice straight up from 1000 North

Song from her teen years: “Renegade” by Styx

Binge watches: The Olympic Channel and Call My Agent! on Netflix

Last great read: The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman. It teaches the importance of leaving the oars behind once you have rowed to shore.

Her idea of R&R: Taking in a movie at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Jupiter, cashmere blanket in tow.

Favorite vista: The top of Diamond Hill in Connemara, Ireland

Words to live by: Don’t let anyone dim your light, as comparison is the thief of joy.

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